September 30, 2012

30 Days of BCA - Day 14 - Aveda Hand Relief

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when all our favourite brands will be coming out with special edition products that in some way, will benefit charities associated with the disease. Which is a great thing all on its own so when you add in that many of the products will be pink - face it, that's something well worth talking about!

Be sure to come back everyday at 11:30am when we will be featuring a new BCA product!

Aveda Hand Relief - 150ml - $29 - an incredibly rich moisture therapy that soothes dry hands, leaving them noticeably softer and smoother. Contains hydrating plant-derived emollients, humectants, exfoliating fruit acids as well as antioxidants, including Vitamins A & E to help diminish signs of aging and provide optimal relief.

The purchase of every special pink tube will net $4 to help support cruelty-free research through The Breast Cancer Research Foundation with a maximum donation of $270,000.

Available no at select Aveda salons, spas, stores and institutes across Canada.

- Lisamarie -


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September 29, 2012

30 Days of BCA - Day 13 - AG Hair Cosmetics Fast Food Leave On Conditioner

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when all our favourite brands will be coming out with special edition products that in some way, will benefit charities associated with the disease. Which is a great thing all on its own so when you add in that many of the products will be pink - face it, that's something well worth talking about!

Be sure to come back everyday at 11:30am when we will be featuring a new BCA product!

AG Hair Cosmetics Fast Food Leave On Conditioner - 178ml - $17 - feeds, smoothes and calms frizzy thick or coarse hair instantly. Potent humectants and Abyssinian Oil do double duty to moisturize and mend split ends while adding weightless condition and shine to dry, lifeless hair.

The conditioner, which is typically packaged in white with a purple formula has donned a special outfit for the fall with an important purpose. Fifty cents from the sale of every pink polka dot Fast Food with pink conditioner inside will go towards breast cancer research and education.

Available at specialty salons across Canada from now until the end of October - check out www.aghair.com to find one near you.

- Lisamarie -

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Beauty Spotlight - September 29, 2012

London MakeUp Girl met one of her favourite makeup artists, Rose-Marie Swift. This led to the purchase of a few more RMS Beauty goodies - read about them on her blog post on her new RMS Beauty purchases.

Nothing says Fall like Halloween! Jessika from polish insomniac highlights the 2012 Halloween polishes from three brands - OPI, China Glaze and Orly!

Lola from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog resisted the charms of Rodin Olio Lusso Lip Balm for a long time, but now can’t imagine living without this gorgeous pink gem!!

The Pink Sith’s Brain has a conversation with her Eyelids about three Eyeshadow Primers from Stars Makeup Haven. It’s a little bizarre.

Modesty Brown has got the blues, the navy blues to be exact. See how she gets on with the Laura Mercier Mystere eyeshadow duo.

Wanna see Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed naked? Of course you don't, nobody wants to see that - but you do want to see her Dior New Nude collection nails so come check out her swatches!

15 Minute Beauty learned a new way to curl her hair with a flat iron from the Charlotte Ronson Runway!

Looking for a yummy scent for Fall? Pammy Blogs Beauty finds her new favorite Fall scent with LUSH's Vanilliary Perfume

Have you answered the Call of the Wild? Beauty Info Zone has and they want you to see what to expect.

Visionary Beauty has an attempt at replicating the Rouge Bunny Rouge Santa Ana Autumn look.

Did you watch the Emmy's? Paula, from Older Girl Beauty, did & links to some of the looks for the night & what to use to create the looks at home.

Prime Beauty isn't the jealous but she might make you jealous when you see all the great green eyeliners in her life.

Perilously Pale fell so in love with MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream in Iconic Red that she couldn't help but order six more shades! Come take at look at the beautiful array of Aqua Creams.

September 28, 2012

Test Driving Avon Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser

Every once in a while one of the skincare companies will contact us wanting us to test out some brand new, top secret, cutting edge product they have coming out -

Despite what our writing might lead you to believe, we Beauty Crazed girls aren't stupid, how do we know that the stuff is any good and isn't going to turn our skin green or make it fall off?! That's where our loyal and gullible readers come in - we float the whole thing as some sort of reward and invite them to test out this wonderful new product from a prestigious company - genius no?!

Okay, mental note - remember to delete that top bit before posting this - we don't want the rubes catching on...

A couple of months ago Avon asked for our help with trying out an innovative new product. At the time we didn't know it but now can say is:

Avon Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Treatment - 30ml - $44.99 - with an exclusive A-F 33 molecule that was inspired by Nobel prize-winning research and developed through an alliance with NeoStrata. It's designed to not only spark collagen production but also to actually intercept and deactivate collagen blockers.

Of course we don't like to hog wonderful opportunities like this to ourselves so we put out a call to find a reader who would enjoy the chance to try it out for us!

Enter Sarah - a 44 year old with pale, sensitive skin that has a tendency towards dryness, some wrinkles, rosacea and breakouts...

Avon Anew - top secret test

With some degree of trepidation, I put the lotion on my face. Was Lisamarie legit, or was this some sort of test to see if people (me) obey the internet without question.
{damn, she's on to us!} Luckily, she was legit...my skin did not turn blue or purple or polka dotted.

Details around the product were minimal, but I believe it to be a serum. I used it for a month until every last drop was squeezed out of the tub. In a word - LOVE! My skin responded very well to the product. We had very hot days - I didn’t break out in bumps. I wasn’t overly moisturized or greasy, but my skin was plump and purring. I have rosacea, and while it didn’t reduce redness, it didn’t aggravate it either. I think in conjunction with a rosacea-specific product, it would be true love forever. I tried smelling it, and the smell was mild to non-existent. I don’t want to say “no smell” because there may be others more sensitive than me, but pretty darn close. Best yet...my stress wrinkle between my eyebrows was minimized. It soaked up the product and pumped up, making me look younger and beautiful, not like a raisin.

Along the lines of youth, I put some on my 11-year old daughter. She had no adverse reactions, aside from angst, clothing/makeup obsession and a bit of back-talking. But I’m not convinced it was the product that caused those reactions.
Now that it's been released, I will be picking up some for sure! 


Get yours from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca

- Sarah & Lisamarie -

30 Days of BCA - Day 12 - Estée Lauder Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Lip Collection

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when all our favourite brands will be coming out with special edition products that in some way, will benefit charities associated with the disease. Which is a great thing all on its own so when you add in that many of the products will be pink - face it, that's something well worth talking about!

Be sure to come back everyday at 11:30am when we will be featuring a new BCA product!

Estée Lauder Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Lip Collection - $35 - a lip-loving duo that offers a full-size Pure Color Lipstick in Candy - chosen by Evelyn Lauder, a Pure Color Gloss in Pink Innocence - chosen by Elizabeth Hurley and decorated with the 2012 Pink Ribbon design with a touch of blue to represent the approximately 1% of all breast cancer cases that are diagnosed in men - all featured in a chic pink snakeskin printed clutch.

You'll be pretty in pink and 20% of the suggested retail price from every sale of the lip collection will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation!

Available now at Estée Lauder counters across Canada at The Bay, Holt Renfrew, Murale, Sears and online at www.esteelauder.ca while supplies last.

- Lisamarie -

Don't miss out on the other great days:

Fragrant Friday - Lady Gaga Fame

Is Lady Gaga all kinds of crazy-pants? You betcha! Crazy like a fox? Could be - it's hard to tell these days with celebrities what is actual crazy and what is just marketing crazy. But like every other self-respecting fame-whore The Ga has got herself a fragrance, which is also kind of nuts but smells surprisingly good!

Lady Gaga Fame - 30ml EDP - $39, 50ml EDP - $59, 100ml EDP - $89 - with a very different formulation then what we are used to seeing with fragrances. Rather then having top, heart and base notes, it uses a "push-pull technology" that allows the ingredients to randomly rise and fall when worn on the skin.

The scent is built around three main accords: dark, sensual and light. The dark accord was inspired by Belladonna, the deadly nightshade possessed by haunted beauties since the 18th century. From this darkness, the fragrance evolves to a sensual accord of opulence, a fusion of dripping honey, saffron and apricot nectar. And lastly, the light accord whispers magnificence. The rich floral layer of crushed Tiger Orchid & Jasmine Sambac embodies timeless beauty. The accords work together to create a fragrance of floral and fruity elements, with the star ingredient inspired by Belladonna leveling out the whole fragrance and giving it its signature as a scent.


What I think is really interesting is the juice - the first ever black EDP! Meant to represent the dark side of fame - it's black in the bottle but sprays on clear - and surprisingly, I really like the scent - it smells fruity and warm on me! 

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix, Sephora, The Bay and Sears.


And you just won't understand the ad unless you watch the whole film...




- Lisamarie -

September 27, 2012

Pore you - with La Roche-Posay, Clinique and Shinto Clinical!

Shiny skin and visible pores are problems that almost everyone, except those with dry skin types, deal with to some degree or another. It used to be that the only option you had was to pile on layer after layer of powder throughout the day in hopes of hiding the problem but these days not only are there products to deal with the immediate issue of appearance, but also help to solve the problem over time.

Here are a few that a worth taking a look at:


La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat - 40ml - $30 - contains micro-exfoliating LHA and Sebulyse, an innovative ingredient capable of targeting excess sebum to combine the efficacy of a mattifying moisturizer and a pore-refiner into a lightweight daily moisturizer for oily skin. Instantly neutralizes shine and tightens the look for pores and has absorbing powders to provide a long-lasting mattifying effect. Paraben free and suitable for even the most sensitive of skin.
Clinique Pore Refining Solutions - 50ml - $43 - helps control oil production and surface shine without leaving the skin feeling dry or uncomfortable while also providing skin the necessary oil-free moisture it needs throughout the day to help strengthen skin. The lightweight and fast absorbing formula also contains innovative optical technology to instantly diminish the appearance of pores while providing just the right amount of moisture the skin needs. Allergy tested, fragrance & oil free and non-acnegenic.
Shinto Clinical by Kimora Lee Simmons Pore It Out - 30ml - $45 - creates a smooth, silky matte finish that beautifies your skin's texture and overall appearance as well as containing powerful essential ingredients to help eliminate oil without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and genetically modified organisms.

Available at The Shopping Channel - www.theshoppingchannel.com

- Lisamarie -

30 Days of BCA - Day 11 - La Mer The Hand Treatment

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when all our favourite brands will be coming out with special edition products that in some way, will benefit charities associated with the disease. Which is a great thing all on its own so when you add in that many of the products will be pink - face it, that's something well worth talking about!

Be sure to come back everyday at 11:30am when we will be featuring a new BCA product!

La Mer The Hand Treatment - 100ml - $90 - with a smooth, silky formula that soothes hands on contact and creates an emollient barrier. With the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth that we love about all La Mer products which offers brightening, protection and healing to even the driest skin.

Along with beautiful hands you'll be happy to know that in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, la Mer will donate $3,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Available at Holt Renfrew.

- Lisamarie -

Don't miss out on the other great days:

Estée Lauder Pure Color Vivid Shine lips & tips - Pink Riot and Black Plum swatches!

Estée Lauder Pure Color Vivid Shine Lipstick - $32 -in limited edition shades: Power Pink, Mauve Struck, Brillant Bare, Spiced Cocoa, Pearlescent Luminizer, Gunmetal Luminizer, Foil Luminizer and Lame Luminizer as well as: Pink Voltage, Pink Riot, Magnetic Magenta, Electric Mauve, Violet Electra, Rebel Raspberry, copper Flash, Spiked Toffee, Hot Coralline, Fireball, Poppy Love, Forbidden Apple - offer decadent colour, a sheer, lustrous shine and an amplified, sparkling finish on the lips. Each shade contains silver and gold sparkle pearls which neutralize lips, making them look beautiful on all skin tones for a faceted, sequined shine that sparkles.
Pink Riot - I love a pink lipstick but was a little worried reading about all that sparkle stuff as I don't enjoy sparkly lips but I don't detect any sparkle at all just very nice shine and a really comfortable texture that feels very moisturizing!

Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer - $25 - in limited edition shades: Purple Velvet, Dressed to Kill and Black Turquoise as well as: Smashed, Nouveau Riche, Chaos, Fiery Hot, Explosif, Bette Noir, Blue Blood, Black Plum. With a new and improved formula that delivers lustrous shine, rich maximum colour and coverage that lasts thats to a bendable coating that stretches with the nail for long-term durability.
 Black Plum - the formula really is lots better then I remember it being - I got this dark, rich colour with only two coats!

- Lisamarie -

September 26, 2012

NARSskin - your complexion - illuminated!

NARSskin Optimal Brightening Concentrate - 30ml - $85 - infused with an exclusive Light Reflecting Complex that boosts radiance and brightens the complexion while reducing the appearance of dark spots for brighter, healthier-looking more even toned skin.

Meant to be used under your moisturizer, but as layering too many products doesn't agree with my combination skin I've actually been using it as a primer and it helps my foundation just glide on!

Good for all skin types, it's non-comedogenic, synthetic fragrance, paraben and alcohol free.

Part of the brand new NARSskin line which also includes: Gentle Cream Cleanser - $35; Purifying Foam Cleanser - $35; Double Refining Exfoliator - $40; Multi-Action Hydrating Toner - $38; Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover - $28; Makeup Removing Water - $32; Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer - $68; Luminous Moisture Cream - $72; Total Replenishing Eye Cream - $65; and Aqua Gel Luminous Mask - $45

Available now at NARS counters and online at: narscosmetics.ca.

- Lisamarie -

30 Days of BCA - Day 10 - OPI Pink of Hearts 2012

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when all our favourite brands will be coming out with special edition products that in some way, will benefit charities associated with the disease. Which is a great thing all on its own so when you add in that many of the products will be pink - face it, that's something well worth talking about!

Be sure to come back everyday at 11:30am when we will be featuring a new BCA product!

OPI Pink of Hearts 2012 Polish Duo - $20.95 - pink-ify your digits with this limited edition duo of the classic I Think In Pink - pale pink and the new You Glitter Be Good To Me - micro and macro pink and magenta sparkles.

The duo pack was designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and support. In 2012, OPI will donate $25,000 in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Susan G. Kormen for the Cure. As well, OPI will donate $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Don't miss out on the other great days:

This week I'm obsessed with... Bioderm Solution Micellaire pumps!

Fellow spazzes rejoice! Bioderma has come out with new packaging for their cleansing waters that will now keep me from watering the counter and over-pouring! 

Bioderma Solution Micellaire - 500ml - $33 - now comes in a handy-dandy pump bottle - both Sensibio H2O and Sebium H2O - if you haven't tried them before, now is a great time!

Sensibio H2O - a soothing daily no-rinse cleanser and makeup remover for sensitive skin that is fragrance and alcohol free.

Sebium H2O - a purifying, non-foaming daily no-rinse cleanser that helps regulate sebum so is great for combination and oily skin that is soap free and can be used on both face and body.

Available in drugstores now.

I wonder how hard it would be to get parliament to pass a bill requiring companies to only sell liquid products in pump bottles...?

- Lisamarie -

September 25, 2012

Shiseido Bio-Performance Advanced Super Restoring Cream - aging sucks, so what are you going to do about it?!

Shiseido Bio-Performance Advanced Super Restoring Cream - 50ml - $140 - sagging, loss of resilience and wrinkles are all incredibly sucky signs of our skin getting older - resist it as long as possible with a new cream that reshapes, refirms and re-smoothes - even deep wrinkles with an innovative technology - Bio-Renewal Compex that keeps dermal stem cells functioning properly instead of allowing them to deteriorate with age - that extends the skin's self-restoring power and gives skin a tri-dynamic lift: lifting, firming and reducing the visibility of deep wrinkles!

In one week - facial contours appear reshaped and skin feels restored and after one month - you would have that tri-dynamic lift thing going on: skin will look lifted, powerfully firmed and deep wrinkles visibly reduced.

And if you not only like to look younger but also enjoy hugging trees you will be happy to know that the container was specially designed to easily separate when you are done with it so that the glass and plastic parts can be recycled independently if necessary!

Available now at Shiseido counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

30 Days of BCA - Day 9 - Estée Lauder Perfectionist CP+R with Pink Ribbon Keychain

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when all our favourite brands will be coming out with special edition products that in some way, will benefit charities associated with the disease. Which is a great thing all on its own so when you add in that many of the products will be pink - face it, that's something well worth talking about!

Be sure to come back everyday at 11:30am when we will be featuring a new BCA product!

Estée Lauder Perfectionist CP+R with Pink Ribbon Keychain  - $110 - a powerful wrinkle lifting/firming serum that dramatically reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles with exceptional speed thanks to a breakthrough CPR-75 Technology that is proven to double skin's natural collagen building power so that Instantly lines and wrinkles are plumped and smoothed  and skin feels smooth, looks fresher and younger.

This special and limited edition bottle also comes with a Pink Ribbon Keychain and charm - which is the 2012 Pink Ribbon with a touch of blue to represent the approximately 1% of all breast cancer cases that are diagnosed in men and is inscribed: Estée Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness 2012.

There's no better time to try this new serum, for every bottle sold, 20% of the suggested retail price will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Available now while supplies last at Estée Lauder counters across Canada at The Bay, Holt Renfrew, Murale, Sears and online at www.esteelauder.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Don't miss out on the other great days:

Dior New Nude Collection Nails - Charnelle, Grege and Trench swatches!

The Dior Fall 2012 New Nude Collection was surprisingly full of nude colours that are all ladylike and demure and stuff. I'm not a big fan of nude lips but I do see the upside to nude nails - it's much harder to tell when you're walking around with a chipped manicure!
Charnelle
Grege
Trench
 
- Lisamarie -


September 24, 2012

Cheeky Sticks from Lise Watier, Avon and Pixi!


Lise Watier Creme Blush Stick - $23 - Limited Edition - in Cabernet and Savuignon - with an ultra-light cream formula that applies and blends perfectly for a natural, light and silky finish and a compact size that allows for easy transport and touch-ups throughout the day.

Available in-store and online at www.lisewatier.com
Avon Tint 'n Go for Cheeks and Lips - $4.99 - in 4 shades: Sunny, Berry, Spicy and Nude - glide on smoothly and blend easily for a pop of sheer, natural-looking colour that stays true all day for cheeks and lips.


Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca
Pixi Succulent Lip Twin - $20 - in 5 shades: Coral Camellia, Nude Lily, Opal Orchid, Pink Peony and Poppy Red - the cap hols a solid Lip & cheek creme while the tube holds a multi-purpose lip balm to soothe and heal dry lips - with natural oil sand extracts that condition and protect lips while adding a quick tint of face-awakening colour.

Available at eBeauty.ca

- Lisamarie -

30 Days of BCA - Day 8 - Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in Honor

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when all our favourite brands will be coming out with special edition products that in some way, will benefit charities associated with the disease. Which is a great thing all on its own so when you add in that many of the products will be pink - face it, that's something well worth talking about!

Be sure to come back everyday at 11:30am when we will be featuring a new BCA product!

Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in Honor - $22 - a sheer golden pink gloss that offers versatile colour, dimension and shine. With hydrating botanicals and organic plumping liposomes that lock in maximum moisture for ultra hydrated, voluptuous lips. Never sticky or tacky, Elixir delivers superior body and shine.

Made from pure plant ingredients that are vacuum processed, without chemicals, to produce a superior lip gloss - including 70% Certified Organic ingredients and 30% natural mineral pigments & vitamins. Elixir rejuvenates lips with anti-oxidant rich Acai and Goji berries and ultra hydrating, vitamin rich Organic Lecithin and Jojoba oil. Elixir contains Vapour’s lip specific infusion of hydrating Myrrh, healing Lemon Balm, antioxidant Green Tea and anti-microbial Iceland Moss.

Best yet, 100% of the proceeds of Honor Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss go to breast cancer research!

Available online at vapourbeauty.com and greenbeauty.ca

- Lisamarie -

Don't miss out on the other great days:

Mean Stinks - and thanks to Secret Clincal Fearlessly Fresh, you don't have to!

Secret Clinical Fearlessly Fresh  - 45g - $10.99 - offers clinically proven, extra-effective wetness protection with odour-fighting capsules that absorb odour all day to keep you smelling clean and fresh and moisturizing ingredients to keep your skin soft.

Named by the Secret Facebook fans, Fearlessly Fresh is part of Secret's ongoing commitment to support fearless women and they have partnered with MuchMusic and MTV to give young women the courage to prevent mean behaviour before it starts. Together, they’re teaming up to empower girls to be fearless and stand up against what stinks: bullying.

MuchMusic VJ Phoebe Dykstra and MTV host Aliya-Jasmine Sovani have also teamed up to help young women stand up against bullying. Both women will be featured in new anti-bullying segments on their respective networks and Facebook pages, demonstrating the positive power of taking action against bullies.

“Whether it’s face-to-face, text-to-text or Facebook-to-Facebook, bullying stinks,” says Sovani. “Most people regret being a bully, so just don’t do it! Be the nice girl instead, be the cool chick that steps in to help.”

Be sure to visit visit the new Secret Mean Stinks Facebook experience to see what role they can play in ending mean behaviour, learn about the different types of bullies, take the drama-free pledge, take the Mean Stinks pinky swear to swear off bullying, and more at: http://www.facebook.com/meanstinks

September 23, 2012

30 Days of BCA - Day 7 - Estée Lauder Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when all our favourite brands will be coming out with special edition products that in some way, will benefit charities associated with the disease. Which is a great thing all on its own so when you add in that many of the products will be pink - face it, that's something well worth talking about!

Be sure to come back everyday at 11:30am when we will be featuring a new BCA product!

Estée Lauder Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact - $88 - this collectible compact has a brilliant new Pink Ribbon design and is inscribed inside with "Estée Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness 2012"as well as containing a Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder.

Not only will you look stylish as you powder your nose but you will feel great as 100% of the retail price of every Dream Compact will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Available now exclusively at Holt Renfrew and online at www.esteelauder.ca while supplies last.

- Lisamarie -

Don't miss out on the other great days:

September 22, 2012

30 Days of BCA - Day 6 - Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when all our favourite brands will be coming out with special edition products that in some way, will benefit charities associated with the disease. Which is a great thing all on its own so when you add in that many of the products will be pink - face it, that's something well worth talking about!

Be sure to come back everyday at 11:30am when we will be featuring a new BCA product!

Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner - 300ml - $19.99 (or $16.99 when you buy it online) - this curl-defining, frizz-fighting formula is great for everyone, even if you aren't mixed, frizz and unruly curls are a universal thing! Can be used on both natural hair and synthetic or human weaves!

Better yet, purchase of these pretty pink capped bottles will score $1 for each one to the Save The Ta-Tas Foundation for breast cancer research!

Available online at www.mixedchicks.net and at salons across Canada - to find one near you go to http://www.mixedchicks.net/internationalcurlyhairsalons3.html 

- Lisamarie -



Don't miss out on the other great days:

22/09/12 - Link Love

Jenn from Spiced Beauty shares up close & personal pictures of the new Eylure Lashes styles. Perfect for first time lash wearers!

Read all about Krasey Beauty's Unapologetically Strong story!

FabDiva20 has done a galactic look that will take you to the extra dimension! Check out her FOTD: Extra Dimension Galactic Look!

The seasons are changing again! Musicalhouses does some Fall/Winter nail art, with the season's colour trends - and some additional bling!

Still looking for the perfect natural finish foundation? Then read about Urban Decay's Naked Skin Foundation on Adorable On Your Vanity.

Beauty Info Zone tells you why you need Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Beige. You do not want to miss out on this limited edition shadow!

Even if the rest of her isn't ready for the change in seasons, Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed has fingernails that are just screaming fall! Check out her Essie Stylenomics nails and see if you're ready to say goodbye to summer shades!

Jude reviews Stila Brighten & Correct Concealer after being attracted by all of the swirls!!

Kim Porter shares her top picks and tips for transitioning your summer skincare to fall.

Pammy Blogs Beauty gets some help for her post-highlighting debaucle dry and damaged hair with Pureologys amazing new Precious Oil hair care line.

Head over to Makeup, Beauty & More to read about this fabulous little product for soft hands and cuticles!

September 21, 2012

What's in my... with Beauty Crazed - wait that's me!

During the Beauty Spotlight Team What's in my....? series you've gotten to snoop around all kinds of exciting places with the team members - I had to find something to show you that I wouldn't have to clean first (which meant the shower was out) - so here is something that very few people ever get to see, my dressing table! Not to say I didn't have to clean it because there were about 50 different hair products sitting on it but I just swept them all off and let's pretend it always looks this pristine!

Of course showing you everything in it would take a lifetime - so let's zero in on the second drawer on the bottom left hand side which is where I keep all of limited edition palettes and pretties. These are ones never to be touched by human hand, only to be looked at and admired.

My husband is at a total loss as to the point of having a drawer full of items whose purpose it to not be used - but he's a man so what does he know! I know you all understand so come on in and stay awhile!
My latest collecting has been these perfectly gorgeous palettes that Lancôme keeps putting out!
Lancôme La Rose Deco Rose Complexion - Blooming Glow in 01 Rosy Glow
Lancôme La Roseraie Illuminating Smooth Powder
Lancôme Blush Highlighter Illuminating Powder Face and Decollete in 001
Maison Lancôme Gentle and Long Lasting Powder Blusher
Lancôme Butterlies Fever Healthy Glow Mineral Blusher in 01 Glowy Ballerine
Dior Night Diamond Allover Diamond Dust in 001
Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Intense Comfort Pressed Powder in 01 Transparent
Dior Addicted to Dior Jeweled Lip Gloss Duo in 002 Addicted to Pink
I don't know why Dior doesn't do it anymore, but they used to put out charms that were the prettiest way to hold a lipgloss!
Dior Cristal Borale - from Holiday 2009
Dior Play - from Summer 2007
Diorlight Ball Pendant - from Holiday 2007
Dior Pretty Charms - from Spring 2008
These Dior palettes deserve a closer look....
Dior Tailleur Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Love Dior Eyeshadow Palette
Dior Flower Blossom Floral Illuminating Powders for Face
And what would life be without Chanel? The first brand I started collecting and one that I will continue to as long as they keep making lust-worthy palettes...
Chanel Lumiere d'Artifices Beiges Illuminating Powder with Shimmer
Chanel Lumiere d'Artifices Iridescent Powders for Eyes and Cheeks
Jeans de Chanel - I made my husband drive 2 hours across town in rush hour to score the last one at the Chanel boutique!
4 Camelias de Chanel Lips in Roses
4 Fleurs de Chanel Eyes in Feeries
Chanel Ombres Tissees Iridescent Effects Eyes in Beiges
Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighting Powder
Les Perles de Chanel Pearl Face Effects in 89 Surprises
Les Perles de Chanel Pearl Face Effects

You suspect there is more don't you? Sigh - you're right but I'm embarrassed to admit just how much more there is! For starters, I used to be very into the MAC holiday palettes but they're a whole other post... there is also some random brands that I don't necessarily collect but sometimes have palettes so pretty that I can't resist but I figure you've seen enough of my sick obsession for one day...


- Lisamarie -

Calm down with Aveeno, Tata Harper, Jack Black and Vitamints

Let's face it, life is stressful - all you can do is take deep breaths (and drink) and try to deal (and drink) - luckily there are products out there to help you achieve a little calm within you stress filled days.

Here are a few I like:

Aveeno Stress Relief Body Wash - 354ml - $8.99 - calms, relaxes and improves your sense of well-being while it cleanses and moisturizes with natural colloidal oatmeal - for its ability to moisturize and relaxing lavender, chamomile and ylang-ylang oils - for their calming benefits.

Being soap and dye-free it's suitable for all skin types, even sensitive while its creamy formula and soothing scent will make shower time a relaxing and pleasurable experience.







Tata Harper Skincare Aromatherapy Stress Treatment - 5ml - $80 - a soothing and uplifting blend of florals and essential oils that can help dispel anxiety and stress and promote relaxation.

With 10 active natural ingredients including:
-Linden Blossom deeply calms with its sedative properties
-Rose Otto gently alleviates anxiety and strengthens the inner spirit
-Fresh floral Neroli uplifts and soothes the nerves; can help alleviate panic attacks, hysteria and shock
-Frankincense deepens the breathing and relaxes mind and body

You just take a couple of drops, rub them between the heels of your hands and breathe in deeply - it is amazing how fast it calms you down. I highly recommending doing this before getting on the subway during rush hour or seeing your in-laws at Christmas!

Go to www.tataharperskincare.com for more info or to order.
For the boys, we've got something to calm your sensitive face especially with all that shaving you have to do! Jack Black Dry Erase Ultra Calming Face Cream - 73ml - $42 -a powerful, non-greasy cream that provides immediate and lasting moisturization for dry skin, calms sensitive skin and helps reduce redness and irritation. Great for even the most sensitive skin due to the certified organic ingredients with no fragrance, parabens or colourants.

Available at Sephora and Holt Renfrew.
Vitamints Calm - pack of 60 - $16.99 - scientifically formulated to help you maintain a healthy mood as well as help support the body’s stress coping mechanisms. With: Siberian Ginseng to help the body adapt to challenges, support cognitive functions and help maintain normal mental functioning; Vitamin B for the regulation of mental processes and possibly mood; and Vitamin C to help maintain mental health.

Available at GNC - visit www.vitamints.ca for more information.

- Lisamarie -